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military service to build the america we know today. they took their skill, dedication, courage and faithful service and made our nation strong. help us to honor and dedicate our service to them; for, they are our american veterans. amen. >>now, i would like to invite ms. tammy duckworth, an army veteran and assistant secretary at the department of veterans affairs to lead as in the pledge of allegiance. >> present, arms. arms. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and it to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> please be seated. it is now my distinct privilege to introduce the leaders of the national veterans service organizations that comprise the veterans day national committee. the committee was formed by presidential order in 1954 to hold this annual observance in honor of america's veterans and to encourage and support veterans day observances throughout the nation. please hold your applause until i have introduced the special guests. if you are able, please stand when i call
but oppression across the world. america is the country for good and freedom. and justice. that is america. when we came down to this final hour, as the clock is ticking 11:59 on this health care reform, speaker pelosi is poised with her health care bill to take over 18% of the american economy. come on, don't hold back, tell them how you really feel. my colleagues and i that are gathered on these steps, last week, we were trying to discover -- >> kill the bill! kill the bill! >> and that is exactly what you're going to tell them. that is exactly the message. my colleagues and i last week were trying to figure out what we could do, because quite simply, the republicans don't have the votes to kill this bill. every lever of power is controlled by one party in the sea. we knew that we were limited. but what we knew was on limited -- was unlimited is the voice of the american people. that is why you're here with your voice of persuasion. last friday, we issued a very simple challenge, and we said this. we will be here on the steps of the united states capitol. for anyone who can make it, please com
people, we will ensure that america's legacy is a commitment, unwavering commitment to compassionate care for its 23 million veterans. from lexington and concord to antietam and dennis bygettysbur, kaisan, to fallujah, and afghanistan, and countless other places, the warriors we honor today have earned it the love, the respect and the admiration of a grateful nation. our guest today leads our efforts to honor veterans with great passion and resolved. and i know that firsthand. there is no stronger advocate for those who serve in uniform today for have served our nation in years past. ladies and gentlemen, it is with great personal pleasure and professional pride that i present to our commander in chief, the president of the united states of america. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you so much. please be seated. thank you, secretary shinseki, for the generous introduction. more importantly, the extraordinary bravery with which you served as both on and off the battlefield. i want to thank our standing vice-president, joe biden and his wonderful wife for being here today. we want
brooke, and god bless the united states of america. [applause] [applause] >> you may be seated. >> ladies and gentlemen, the united states army chorus. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [applause] >> please be seated. ladies and gentlemen, the honorable john kerry, united states senator. [applause] >> madam speaker, mr. majority leader, and distinguished colleagues in congress from both parties, ladies and gentlemen and members of the brooke family, our colleague ted kennedy was born into history. he was part of history throughout his life. he made history, and he knew history. and it was his respect for ed brooke's role in history and his personal affection for ed brooke that led him to champion this congressional gold medal. obviously, we're so delighted that vicki kennedy is here today , and his great friend, my colleague now in the senate, paul kirk is here with us to celebrate this moment. in one of his first sermons after finishing his studies at boston university, martin luther king jr. observed the thing that we need in the world today is a group of men and women who will stand up
. we are deciding whether we are going to create jobs here in america or we're going to send those jobs overseas. and we're certainly deciding whether we are going to have a stronger energy independent america or a weaker oil-addicted america. i think the choice is clear. the challenge before us is one of political will. because americans already know how to do what this bill sets the framework for, we know how to transition to clean energy, how to reduce pollution, how to grow our economy. in my home state of oregon, with a 25% renewable energy standard by 2025, the guarantee of that market, clean energy jobs are growing seven times faster than jobs in the oregon economy as a whole. we have had three solar manufacturers move to the state in the last couple of years. we have communities in rural oregon that are producing partnerships to create jobs in the woods again, to thin the force, to return the forest health, and, in the process, reduce renewable energy from biomass. despite the recession that we currently are in, our economy is 16% larger than it was in 2005. yet, the missions si
to go back to basic truths that have worked for america and recognize we want to favor the work ethic. you want to favor saving and learning and insist that people actually should be able to afford how they live and not try to prop them up with false subsidies that teach them terrible habits. >> we should also tell you that the program is being broadcast on xm satellite. potus. >> our first question will come from chad. >> good morning, mr. speaker. >> we cannot hear the questions. >> oh, sorry about that. this morning, mr. speaker. >> good morning. >> my first question is short, and then i will go to the next question. politics seems to always blame people before they got into office. i have heard you make a case of jimmy carter and clinton and obama makes claims of bush, and clinton made claims to bush prior to that. when do you think politicians actually begin to take responsibility for things that happen on their watch? and then, theoretically, the republican party talks about smaller government and a conservative type of mindset where maybe we should only have the departments of
in america today. that massive change is because we have already turned over to the federal government most of our financial systems for them to be managing it. so they control our purse. this government controls the purse of america. and we have done that this year. it's there. we bailed people out. we are now voting members of financial organizations and businesses, like automobile firms. now we want to control the american people's purse. now we have to say to ourselves, well, what's going to happen when we do, when we create this great system, how do we know what it's going to look like? i want to use this, quite frankly but it's not fair because it's one-sided and this document is two-sided. but this document printed in smaller font is two-sided. here's what we have in the way of what the government needs to create for a health care plan. this is the substitute, the people's idea. it's the difference, ladies and gentlemen, between liberty and government. and you know, this week a whole lot of people came an awful long way so they could express their opinion and they were called radical
challenge to development based on partnership, not paternalism. america provides funding and support and in return partner nations develop their own strategies and are held accountable for results. these principles of accountability and country ownership will guide the is to its global health initiative, which will search for new, effective way to deliver health services to people in desperate need. especially on the continent of africa. mark is a humble, d.c., affective man. as the coordinator of the emergency plan relief, he led our efforts to expand the number of patients receiving revival treatments to over 2 million in 2008. he is in africa today. he is beginning work on a project focused on mothers and newborn children. this is an area where research is urgently needed. infant and maternal the torricelli rates -- and mortality rates are unacceptably high in the developing world. he will develop a strategy to provide timely, effective, comprehensive health services to new mothers and babies. he defines his goal as saving as many lives as quickly as possible. the bush institute w
're unique here in the united states of america. madam speaker, we're a unique people and, yes, we are the progeny of western europe and we're the progeny that came from primarily western european stock and at the time that we received the best that western europe had to offer, we also received a fundamental christian faith as the core of our moral values. and this is a judeo-christian nation, madam speaker. the core of our moral values is embodied within the culture. whether people of whatever church people go to or whether they go to church, wherever they worship or whether they worship, we still have the american people as a culture who understand christian values and christian principles, the judeo-christian values that are timeless. and so i would illustrate that, madam speaker, in this way. that when -- an example would be this, let's just say if an honorable man from texas were to pull into his driveway and his neighbor's dog had gotten loose and ran underneath the tire of his car and if he killed -- if you're in texas or iowa or most of the places in the country, if you run
ideas and find something that's right for america to lower the cost of health care, the pelosi health care bill is going to skyrocket health care, costs for everybody, skyrocket taxes and we've got to stop it and i yield back. . mr. gingrey: i wants to yield to dr. fleming if he has any concluding remarks and i welcome any of my colleagues who remain on the floor if you can. we have another 20 minutes and i would yield back to the gentleman from louisiana. mr. fleming: i thank the gentleman. yeah, to conclude my comments, i was comparing in contrasting the pelosi bill with the republican bill. the bottom line, mr. speaker, is, there's only two ways you can control cost. there is the nancy pelosi way where you have an extremely large governmental system that disconnects the patient and the doctor from the cost and it leaves it to the government. it leaves it to a very, very distant decision maker in the federal government to make decisions about our personal lives and put in force things that we have no control over. that's leading to rationing and long lines the way canada and the u.k
of america. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the chief of staff of the army, general george casey. >> good afternoon. president and mrs. obama, governor perry, governor doyle, secretary gates, secretary shinseki, many distinguished members of congress from across the country, secretary of the army general, and iraq -- admiral and mrs. mike mullen, families and friends, it is a tradition in one of our special operations units to go to the book of isaiah out when they are eulogizing fallen comrades. proud of their willingness to accept any challenge for this country, at the funeral they read -- then i heard the voice of the lord saying, whom shall i send? and who will go for us? then i said, here and my. send me. -- her ae am i. this gives voice to every spirit of service that lives in every soldier. it is the spirit we saw in the 13 soldiers who gave their lives here, men and women who believed in the values this country stands for and men and women who willingly served those ideals. newlyweds, single moms, emigrants, teenagers and 50- somethings all bound together by the common desire to f
that the president's own economic adviser has said 5.5 million jobs in america are going to be destroyed. people are going to be put out of work because of that tax burden that's placed on small business. . this whole bill is going to destroy america. it's going to destroy everything we have in america. i recently, let me tell you a little story, just recently, mr. speaker, i was recently talking to one of the blue dog democrats and i said, show me in this document where nancy pelosi has the constitutional authority to take over the health care system in america. he cannot because this is absolutely unconstitutional. i yield back. mr. gingrey: he couldn't do it. i appreciate the gentleman for yielding back. mr. speaker, i know we just have a few minutes left and we're going to try to wrap this up. i want to make a few other points because this bill that we're talking about, this 3962 that we'll be voting on saturday, this massive increase in bureaucracy, when it came through the energy and commerce committee, i counted 53 czars. i think we're up to 120 now. but the most egregious of all the czar
. there are many reasons for america's victory in the cold war, including the resolute vision of our 40th president and the steady hand of our 41st president. one crucial factor was america's support for dissidents. . >> throughout my presidency, we met with families of political prisoners. the bush institute will continue this cause. we will support advocates of freedom around the globe. as a first step, we will assemble a freedom coalition, a depository of memoirs of letters from democratic activists. the freedom collection will be on line for the world to see. among the leaders to have agreed to participate or the president of liberia. the founder of iran's revolutionary guard, who became an advocate for democratic change. a man who spent 10 years in eight gulag. we will send a message to dissidents and underground preachers and political prisoners around the world, we hear your voice, and as you stand for your freedom, free people will stand with you. i am also pleased to announce the bush institutes's first fellow in human freedom. for decades, he and his fellow colombians suffered under a bru
such as groceries. when women earn more, families benefit. closing the wage gap is a part of strengthening america's families and providing hope for a better future. i stand in support of equal pay for all. i look forward to the day when all women receive equal pay for equal work. the american recovery and reinvestment act recognized the need to get our people back to work and that includes women. during the current recession from december, 2007, until september, 2009, roughly two million women lost their jobs according to employers across this nation. as of september, women represented 49.9% of all workers excluding those in the armed forces and farm workers. the american recovery and reinvestment act contains powerful provisions to retrain workers. the american recovery and reinvestment act has made nearly 4 billion available through the department of labor for job training programs. just under $3 billion of this funding has already gone out to states through formula grants through the workforce investment act. speaking to the deputy director of workforce training where i live, the county will r
and what we have asked is that america come to this capitol, fill up these capitol grounds, fill up this building, be here for a press conference at noon tomorrow over on the west side of the capitol steps and we will have members of congress that are here tonight, michelle bachmann, tom price, michael burgess and others along with jon voight and this will be a meeting tomorrow at the west steps of the capitol and stay on the hill because you will have taken the hill. and i yield. mr. hoekstra: we got a call and two people from oregon saying, we're coming, we will be there on thursday. late tuesday night, they were wondering what they could do to have an impact. they said we are coming from oregon to be there on thursday. another one of our colleagues reported tonight, we don't know how many people are going to show up. but there are 10 buses coming from new jersey. tonight he said -- 24 buses coming from his congressional district in new jersey tomorrow to be here today with us. and we don't know exactly what's going to happen, but it's a clear indication that in four, five short d
agreement on the kinds of steps we need to take in order to lower the cost of health care in america and expand access. the bill before us in my view is a big government takeover of our health care system that will replace the current health care that americans get. republicans have offered better solutions all year on the major bills that have come to this floor. i think we had a much better solution on the stimulus bill that would have created twice the jobs at half the cost. i think our better solution on the budget clearly had less spending and less debt and lower deficits. i think our all-of-the-above american energy plan -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. the gentleman may proceed. mr. boehner: i think our all-of-the-above american energy plan was a much better solution to the national energy tax, the so-called cap and trade bill that was on this floor in june. and i believe what we have before us as the republican substitute is a commonsense plan that takes steps toward reducing the cost of health insurance in america and expand access. simple things like
. a message to america's daughters, tell us what your message is to the next generation about leadership in this age of reform. >> i appreciate you asking that question. when i was here in 2005, i had not thought about writing any books, but i did tell young people that each of you can make an individual contribution, and how necessary that contribution is. constant reinvigoration of our society by people taking responsibility for the future. in my book, i address that message to young women, because i believe that nothing has been more wholesome for the political process and the governmental process than the increased participation of women. i use the word wholesome even before i hear david saying i think more women in congress were important to passing health care legislation. i am sure that that is the case. as i broke -- as i go across the country, and with the book, you need all kinds of different people, those interested in public affairs, those interested in your personal story. young women give me so much hope, and their fathers do, and the confidence they have in their daughters
house -- inside america's most famous home truckload our visit shows the grand public places as well as unseen places. then, the capital. the history, art, and architecture of one of the most symbolic buildings. three memorable nights, thursday, friday, and saturday on 8:00 -- at 8:00 eastern. >> senator majority leader, harry reid, on health care legislation. he is joined by other democrats that this half hour news briefing. >> by now, we have all heard about the senate's historic reform health care plan. it saves lives, saves money, and saves medicare. you have heard how it will do each of these things, by guaranteeing affordable care for every american, slashing the deficit, and rebuilding our economy. you have also probably heard about where we're going. i want to take a moment to appreciate just how far it has come. this bill is not just a milestone along the journey of a few months. or even a few years. we have been working to reform health care since the first half of the last century. as the senate heads down the homestretch, i'm going to read a short piece from a long letter
lives begin. madam speaker, god cannot continue to bless america while we are killing 4,000 babies every day through abortion. he just cannot and will not because he's a holy righteous god. he tells us in jeremiah he knows us before we are ever knit together in our mother's womb. we've got to stop abortion. we've got to stop this bill that's going to continue to fund abortions with taxpayers' dollars. the future of our america depends upon it. right to life is absolutely the central part of liberty and freedom in america. madam speaker, we cannot lose that right. and i yield back. mr. smith: dr. gingrey. mr. gingrey: madam speaker, i thank the gentleman for yielding. we were on the floor last night and a gentleman, democratic side, part of the majority, in their hour, mr. grayson, talked about the number of lives that were lost or being lost in every congressional district across this country because of a lack of health insurance. i tried, last night i asked the gentleman to yield to a friendly question, and my question was going to be, representative, are you pro-life or pro-choice on t
bring about a new energy frontier for the united states of america and that we would be partners with the rest of our agencies in bringing about a solution for the realities of climate change in which we face. in the last nine months, our team has worked closely with members of the white house and with congress as we move forward with that agenda. you will hear much more about this. i see our department as being the energy suppliers for the united states of america. we produce about 30% of the natural gas in the united states. we produced about 40% of the coal that we use here in america. . . ls which this department has had responsibility for overseeing its production from the public lands we also have opened up a new chapter for america in the department of interior. and that's our efforts to send up renewable energy and really to engage in the energy revolution that we see spreading across the united states of america. and so the efforts you'll hear about today are about how we are capturing the wind from the high plains and from the deserts in arizona and we are capturing the
. since 2006, i've introduced the "save america's future economy commission x," the s.a.f.e. act to provide a process for congress's expedited consideration of legislation proposed by the s.a.f.a. act's committee. i'm pleased senator lieberman and others have joined in this effort. and over on the house side we have -- both of them are here today who have worked very hard. congressman cooper and congressman wolf. it's similar to the base realignment and closure commission. the s.a.f.e. act would break that legislative log jam in washington by creating a bipartisan, bicamera committee that would go before congress for an up or down vote. i know some members question why congress cannot pass the necessary legislation. mr. chairman, you pointed out in your opening statement and senator lieberman has been eloquent in pointing it out, also. the fact of the matter is congress is not willing to take short-term pain for long-term gain, period. and that's why we need a commission to provide the solutions and the expedited procedure for an up-and-down vote so reform proposals don't die in
and ultimately we will craft a bill that will secure america's economic end and environmental future for generations. i'm pledged to that. >> senator baucus, thank you so much. any colleagues wish to be heard? >> thank you very much, madam chair, and thank you again for your determination through this process. we know how important this big is. and i will be voting to report this bill out of committee, but as i said yesterday, i have a number of amendments that i'm frustrated i wasn't able to introduce because of the procedural barriers put up here by the fact our colleagues have not come to the table. as we discussed we have not seen this on other committees with controversies over bills. this is what they have chosen to do. i will say that yesterday senator graham and carrie lieberman discussed the work they're doing on this bill, on the major energy bill and i don't think that what has happened here today is any indication of when we're going to see in the future, with many of our colleague who is with willing to come forward to work on this. among the amendments that i feel is ve
brought us to this path in america. . not how well they do something but how much they do. we have people that tend toq çhe overconsume. and çáut medicine çin the ç through a ridiculous malpracticebusystem çwe have. malpracticebusystem çwe have. this bills leaves them as bad as they are, i thought there wa( a better way. host: the republicans debate the way ahead, one is reflected in the w3ççflaws of 2010-2012 haveç extremes that çñwe çark white, too male and too out of touch, do you agree? guest: i know prescribe for what we do to anyone else. we have great focus for the young people of this state aiming at improving their lifetime prospect. we have acted on all the big problems that we thought our state had. out here we are seen as the party of reform and progress and purpose. i think that you can do that an appeal to a broad audience. we are all in this together and our hearts are those that need to get there second and third step up the ladder of light. our party could return to that posture. host: jamie joins us from bedford, indiana. good morning. we will
, backbone of america. this exempts 86% with a requimplete to increase the thresholds of exemption from $250,000 to $500,000 and it allows those employees to go into the exchange. small employers in the exchange, increase the size of employers, allowed to purchase coverage up to 100 employers of the first three years and permits additional expansion to large employers. a small business tax credit modifies the policy to limit it to two years to providing health care benefits to their employees. health insurance co-oop everyone s to establish not for compete insurance plans all in the vein of bringing down costs. it provides veterans and members of the armed forces insurance so they can have access to the exchange to paying health insurance if they choose and fulfill their responsibility to have qualified health insurance if they are enrolled in tricare. this legislation allows americans to keep their insurance. i'm proud of that. and as well, there is a definitive decline in the percentage that americans have to pay of their income for health insurance coverage. that is not the case now. and
minister of great britain, gordon brown and the secretary of state of the united states of america, hillary clinton, the president of the republic ofçó france, nicolas sarkozy, the chancellor of the federal republic of germany, angela merkel. the president of germany. medvedev, the russian president. the vice chancellor to have federal republic of germany and heads of state of government from all over europe. welcome to berlin. >> this is where the walls stood. today we commemorate the many people who died at the wall. every single victim has a special place in our hearts. when the wall came down on november 9, 1989, berlin cried tears of joy. people were dancing on top of the wall. since then a place of horror has become a place of freedom. tonight, we are celebrating a major festival of freedom. together we will watch it is a dominos are toppled. a big word of thanks to the more than 15,000 predominantly young people from around the world who have imstraited these dominos. each stone expresses a yearning for peace. quite a special dom annoy has reached us from -- domino has reached us f
the affordable health care for america act. the bill would more accurately be entitled, the big spending, big taxing, big entitlement, pelosi plan for big government takeover of america's health care act. despite house majority leader steny hoyer claiming that during their press conference that the health care bill was part of an open and transparent process to reform our health care system, the american people were oddly prohibited from even attending the liberal democrat's pub less -- publicity rally on the steps of the capitol. mr. speaker, this really isn't surprising considering the democrats habit of frozing -- freezing republicans out of the process. mr. speaker, the new pelosi plan looks and sounds starkly similar to the democrat's first attempts at a big government takeover of health care, h.r. 3200. that is because essentially it is the same big government socialist nonsense speaker pelosi introduced months ago. the same plan that caused nearly millions -- cause literally millions of american to speak out against it through letters, petitions, protests and by showing up to register
't care who you voted for -- let's talk about what we need to do to make america as strong as she once was. that is why we put on the uniform, to defend this democracy. i think this democracy has lost some strength in terms of its military and defenses and its role as a leader in the world. i look forward to when we can take the place again. host: what is your role in those statements now? guest: we have started to make that change with the election of president obama. we have sent out the message that america is changing. i don't think anyone has placed more emphasis on bipartisanship then our president. the fact that i could be a critic and then work to fix it is an important change. the fact that we brought it in the secretary who will fix the va. he transformed the army when chief of staff of the army. now will work hard to transform the va and i am pleased to be part of that team. host: good morning, caller. caller: good morning, i am fine. i am virginia from florida. guest: hi, virginia. host: bell ahead, you are on. go ahead with your question or statement. caller: ok, and need to f
. i've never been more concerned about the future of our country. america is going broke. the federal government now owes more in debts and commitment than the total combined net worth of all americans. the national debt is raising toward $12 trillion and growing at rates that haven't been matched since world war ii. in addition we have amassed massive unfunded promises to guarantee future entitlement benefits that when added with liabilities like the debt total $56 trillion. every man, woman and child, 184,000. united states, as jim said, will soon lose its aaa bond rating. the dollar appears to be losing its important status as the primary international reserve currency. meaning everything traded internationally, such as food and oil, will increase in price. our biggest bankers are japan and china and oil exporting countries like saudi arabia. is it a good idea to be so indebted to countries like saudi arabia and communist china? my computer was compromised by the chinese, where human rights are an afterthought. catholic bishops in jail, protestant pastors in jail. the news we got f
and that includes holder who volunteered his services to at least 18 of america's enemies and lawsuits they brought to the american people and it concludes within two years ksm and four fellow war criminals stood ready to plead guilty and proceed to execution and then the obama administration blew into washington. want to talk delay? obama shut down the commission by pleading guilty. obama's team permitted no movement of the case for 11 months and now has to repeat on a perfectly valid commission case, despite keeping the commission system for other cases so that we can instead endure an incredibly expensive and burdensome civil trial that will take years to dom pleat. the witness can surely respond to what i said. >> i don't even know where to begin. other than to say this notion of leftist lawyers somehow prolonging this. the vast majority of the time in which these matters were not brought to trial to fruition happened in the prior administration. the supreme court, not, i think, a group of leftist lawyer his concerns about the way that some of the commissions were constructed. the congress re-e
for this amendment will tell america's doctors that we are committed to putting in place reforms that will allow them to do their job. interesting, we're talking about the ama a few moments ago. this is one of the top priorities for the american medical association. and one the reasons, quite frankly that they endorsed the democrat, the underlying bill. not doing this will actually negate any of the benefits to america's doctor that might occur within the bill. one of the other things that is so important to the nation's physicians is any next amendment. >> how many do you have? >> eight. the next would require medicare payments to be 25% what would be standard in the government or state-based programs. for too many, medicaid is -- puts is -- is an empty promise. it puts care on the reach of the citizens. those with medicaid find themselves unable to access services because medicaid pays less than than private ensurers. it pays even less than medicare. patient then realize that coverage does not equal rack sses. medicaid payment short falls cost shift and produce charity care. as worst, they refuse t
the memory of those that we have lost. make up less the 90 state of america. -- may and god bless the united states of america. [applause] ♪ ñr stanza 6 anon. sound, that saved a wretch like me. i once was lost but now am found, was blind, but now i see. t'was grace that taught my heart to fear. and grace, my fears relieved. how precious did that grace appear the hour i first believed. when we've been there 10,000 years, bright shining as the sun we've no last placdays to sing's praise than when we first began. [applause] a reading from the 43rd chapter of isaiah. had you not known? had you not heard? the war of the everlasting god, the creature of the end of the earth does not grow weary. his understanding is unparalleled. he gives power to the bait. to him who has no might, he increases strength. young men shall fall exhausted, but they wait for the lord shall renew their strength. they shall mount up with wings like eagles. they shall run and not be weary. they shall walk and not faint. here in the reading. have you not heard? these words from isaiah call our word to attention and focu
deployments of much of america's ground forces have brought a new focus to the signature was of these wars and on the psychological health of the force and their families. according to a rand study last year that could be more than 600,000 service members with tbi, ptsd or similar illnesses. some signs are apparent, severe depression or even suicide. others are more elusive than sometimes ill-defined. arriving in the form of nightmares, anxiety or unexplained and uncontrollable anger. other acts, seemingly unrelated, bear this in the mes indelible fingerprints. petty thefts, fights, spousal abuse, drug or alcohol abuse. today it is all too clear that tbi, post-traumatic stress and numerous other related mental ailments are widespread, entrenched and insidious. this department has over time realize military medicine must have the same expertise, focus and standards of excellence to address psychological wounds as we do for physical injuries. over the past two years the department of defense's made some significant steps in the right direction. starting with the budget, the fiscal year 2010
. thank you to the united states of america. especially in berlin, we can experience the fall of the will drastically change the lives of our people. many made use of new opportunity but we remember those who lost their jobs and lost a sense of belonging in a new system. they have our support and their accomplishments also deserve our respect. 20 years after the fall of the berlin will wall, a lot has been accomplished, but a lot of work remains to be done. those who agreed today, let me tell you. remember november 9, 1989. we were hugging each other then and we were the happiest nation on the earth. when we keep this in mind, this puts our problems into perspective. i think we can be proud of what people have accomplished in west and east germany together over the past 20 years. the peaceful revolution of 1989 shows what brave people can achieve. this should be our warning and our mission. it is up to us to at least create holes in the walls separating the rich and poor. through consistent efforts, we can preserve natural support systems for all people. it is up to us to crea
is absolutely intent on trying them before their buddies cease this war upon america, then it ought to be before a military commission as congress has created in 2006 and as has been amended even this year by -- at the request of this administration. that's why i'm going to be filing a bill and asking, mr. speaker, colleagues on both sides of the aisle to please join in, let's protect the families of victims of 9/11 in new york from having to endure this insufferable blow of having smoking happy terrorists come to new york and gloat over the destruction and death they caused there. they do not deserve to gloat over the deaths and destruction they brought to new york city. they do not deserve to gloat over the destruction and death in washington, d.c., they deserve to be kept confined for the rest of their natural lives. but at least until their buddies say they're no longer at war and they all give up and then we can hound our swords into plow sheers. until that time, this body owes a duty to the american citizens to protect it, to see that the administration doesn't subject it to unnecessary ha
year on, are just appalled by what was happening to the possibility, the promise of america. at the end of the interview, he believes that barack obama, in the capacity for dialogue that obama represents is a very good choice for this country, and he did have a chance to meet with president obama, i believe, in washington at a private meeting and also when obama was in moscow in july for a summit meeting with medvedev. host: albuquerque, independent caller, go ahead. caller: thank you so much for c- span's. i have the most profound suspect for you. i am a subscriber, and i have been for at least 10 years. i feel like i had been around reconstruction with all that has transpired in the last decade. i just finished reading your article in the latest "nation." obama's faithful choice. i hope that you will touch on that a bit, your thoughts on afghanistan. i hope and pray that at some point in the near future i will the gathering of the funds to be joining you on one of your nation cruises and have the pleasure of shaking your hand and a meeting some of my other well-respected figures such
," live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> up next, "america and the courts" with the justices and tin and scalea and steven briar. also an honorary ceremony for edward brooke. later, author daniel ellsburg talks about his documentary, "the most dangerous man in america." >> this week on newsmaker, indiana senator dick lugar. he discusses it challenges facing the country in response to president obama's agenda so far. >> we are in a war in which americans are losing their lives with tens of billions of dollars appropriated and rhee appropriated, at a time when we are running a deficit of $1.4 trillion. that is predicted to be bigger this year. all sorts of ominous signs. this is why i have been criticized the president for instituting the large health care reform, going into cap and trade with climate change, a lot of things that are important this world and important to americans, but i think are virtually impossible to do on top of the budgetary stresses and the economic crisis that we have as americans. >> watch the full interview with dick lugar this sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p
but in our mosques and community centers. we are acting on the guiding principles of islam and america. i think it is our leaders who must rise up to face down the ideology that is aimed to show division in our society. i think it'll be critical to ensure that information was shared and evaluate it properly. i think it will be important to preserve the necessary tools to law enforcement in the intelligence committee that will allow them to uncover data points related to extremist terrorism. i think the two provisions will include the roving wiretap provision and business record authority -- should be renewed. it may prevented the effective use of these techniques by law enforcement the de i think congress -- enforcement. i think congress should fully support and implement it. the demonstration should look at existing laws to determine whether more aggressive use would be appropriate against those providing a logical support to loan will terrorists in violent extremists. >> is easily. if you can come to a -- excuse me. if you can please come to a close. the number of committee members here
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to perhaps keep america safe. this is a systemic problem. we believe that this jeopardize as, in the future, our national security. it revolves around the threat of radicalization of americans in their homeland. this is a threat that we have identified for years. it is a continuing and it is an evolving threats. if we're going to confront this threat to contain it and ultimately defeat this threat, the tools that we use also need to continue to evolve. this is a very, very dangerous problem. it is why we, as a committee, today, as the republicans on the intelligence committee, are calling for the committee to immediately begin a full investigative process into the circumstances surrounding the shootings at fort hood. there is a prosecution that is going on. but we need to look at this at a broader context what do we need to do? how do we need to evolve our relationships between the various organizations that are given the challenge to keep america safe? how to weave all those tools? how do we eat all those -- how do we evolve those tools? how do we of all those relationships? we need the fu
in chief, not an apologist in chief so we can keep america as safe as we have been for the last eight years and not as the terror will be reintroduced by the reintrux of the master minds of -- reintroduction of the master minds of america. with that, mr. speaker, i realize my time has expired and i will conclude. at this time, i move that we do now adjourn. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is agreed to. the motion is agreed to. accordingly, the house s >> later this week, members will take up a measure giving with doctors' payments under medicare. more live house coverage here on c-span. fed chairman ben bernanke predicted moderate economic growth in 2010, but said economic challenges remain. he spoke in new york today. his remarks are next on c-span. president obama arrived in china earlier today as a part of his week-long asia trip. he and china's president will hold a news conference. we will have live coverage. tom coburn will join us tomorrow, and after, linda douglass. later, jim
we have in america, you are now than a decade ago. some of that is based on what barriers the federal government has placed in front of creating businesses and keeping jobs here in america. excessive regulations and a tax structure that punishes success. it is a litigation system. it is our failure to be energy independent. when you add all these things together, it becomes less expensive to manufacture products that are necessary for the health and well-being of this country, and it forces is the overseas. the "your *" has reported that antivirals similar to tamiflu can be made but they do not get the approval of the fda. important products like tamiflu, because of the barriers created by this federal government, and its elected officials, and we wonder how we get into these types of situations. rather than try to assess blame, we need to move forward to provide the best solution for -- we have some capacity. we have enough -- i believe is the vaccine to the detainees in the guantanamo bay. and yet we do not have enough for our seniors here in america. we have to figure out how we ha
in everybody's home in america and people are standing up and saying how they feel about it, where the changes need to be made and how they feel and generally speaking today the speaker's 1,900-page bill, $1 trillion bill, got a big goose egg because i didn't run into one person who said, that sounds like the plan for me. thank you. mrs. blackburn: i thank the gentlelady from west virginia and i thank her for those comments about women in west virginia and how this bill would affect them. and what we are hearing all across our nation is, this is not a bill that women want. indeed, the spot, whymomsrule.com ran a survey and only 7% of the american women think the health care proposals that have been brought by the leadership, the democrat leadership, are proposals that reflect their concern. we know that, we are listening, we hear them and we have ways to solve this issue so it puts patients and families in charge of those decisions, not the federal government and it preserves that freedom and indeed for small businesses and we all know, women-owned small businesses are a very active part in ou
orificecal discipline. it's a kitchen table problem for america's seniors and for the physicians who are partners in the medicare program. medicare's ability to guarantee health care for seniors would be eliminated if these cuts went into effect. we are rightly asking much of the health care providers in health reform. we are demanding that they provide care more efficiently, that they improve the quality of care, that they give taxpayers good value for their dollars. in return we need to pay them fairly for their efforts and to be an honest partner. we have two basic choices. we can solve this problem permanently or we can enact another one-year band-aid. this legislation says that we will finally enact lasting reform. the house recognized in our budget that honest accounting means facing this problem squarely and finding a way to address it. this legislation meets that call, replacing the sustainable growth rate for physicians, or s.g.r., which congress enacted in 1997 with a more responsible and stable system for the future. we must be honest about this problem and address it resp
on what your base level is. >> my question was about what's going on in latin america. one thing is about honduras. two days ago there was a mission from the u.s. maybe you have some update. the other thing is that also, next week is going to be in brazil. ack mini dean jad is going to be there the 23rd in brazil. he wants to do that between the countries. first of all, on honduras, the principal deputy assistant secretary craig was there the last few days. he's now returned. his goal down there was to urge both parties to sit down and implement the accord, which they've already committed to do, on october 30. he met with the president and represents of the verification commission. i think the message that he had was that it's really -- it's up to the hondurans to implement this agreement that they've already actually agreed to, and this is in the interests of honduras. our role in this is to support this process. there are right now still smart patriotic and pragmatic hondurans who are working towards the implementation of this acord and -- accord. as i say, we support those efforts and
on america and the courts under the c-span series link. and join us next week for america and the court joseph j.arvay for the intervener british columbia civil liberties association. brian h. greenspan for the intervener criminal lawyers association, ontario. lauren waledman for the intervener canadian bar association. simon b. potter, suzie champagne. >> for the interveners of cana canada. >> jessica orkin for the inch convenienter canadian civil liberties association. chris mccloud, and h. scott fairly for th the interveners national council protection of canadians abroad. >> thank you, chief justice, justices. i'd ask you to have handy, if you can, our condensed book. the only thing that i plan to refer to in my submissions, and if i don't get to all the items in that condensed book, i'd ask you to read them anyway. omar cotter has the right to ask the government of canada to request his repatriation. the government has the right to make the request. the question before you is whether there is any legally enforceable obligation on the government to make such a request. we say the an
, is there a sense of how the americans compared to what's going to do, is america recovering slower. are you happy to see that the u.s. government is going getter -- better than the rest of the world. >> i don't -- i can go back and see if there's been a fairly ex--- extensive document. >> the president said it was revenue neutral. does that mean that at this point john-creating bills or measures like the ones he was intimating iter should be revenue neutral and the emphasis is now going to be on targeting assistance without adding myco yick stimulus? not entirely sure -- of course not muching more money into the economy. >> oh, because of the neutrality of it. let me just simply leave it with the evaluation of what the president talked about whether it's additional investments or infrastructure, tax incenses. i don't know that the full evaluation on that has been done. to know quite honestly what the answer ultimately be. >> would no be something that he would like to see done in the near future or maybe this year. or is this something that he would be including in his budget in february? >> i do
with asthma and every day we waste, america risks ceding leadership and our future. we look at china. that country is already investing ten times more of its gross domestic product on clean energy than is the united states and yet the republicans on this committee have chosen to tread water when the floods are rushing over us. they say they don't like the process, but the truth is they don't like the facts. they don't want to deal with the issue and they recent the fact that we are making progress, good progress and certified by lots of scientific evidence and people of outstanding credibility. they say they want another epa analysis, but no matter how many times epa analyzes this, they've done a darn good job. the conclusion will be the sam. weer a crisis. the human race is at risk and it's incomprehensible that the republican u.s. senators are playing with fire for political gain. we've had hours of hearings and heard from dozens of witnesses and seen page after page of proven, documented science and if our republican leagues are not ready and willing to show leadership, when this
is announcing his 100-year plan to restore america's greatness. 100 years, i don't have that kind of time. >>> then abc anchor cynthia mcfadden tells us about martha stewart and senator john ensign. they both cheated but not on each other. >>> a "joy behar show" exclusive, the woman who put sarah palin in a $150,000 wardrobe.
people in america are going to do with their own money and they need to look at this as an example. you need to set up separate accounts. you need to have a joint account, but you can never put yourself in a position where somebody can take money from your account. if you set up accounts with right of survivorship, one person can rob the account completely clean. it doesn't matter. >> so suze, what about all the confusion? i've got a checking, a savings, and a college fund for the twins. boom. why do they have 12 accounts between them? >> well, first of all, they have eight children, correct? >> right. >> now, the real thing is, how do we know that the money that those kids earn -- because those kids earn money, nancy. where is that money? that money should be set up in such a way truthfully, one for each kid, that neither jon nor kate can take it out without both signatures. >>> you're clenching your jaw, jon. >> it's because it's cold out. >> why is this always about you? why are we talking about you? she asked you about your children. >> i don't know. i just thought you -- >> that's
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